Yangon Airways

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Yangon Airways
ရန်ကုန် လေကြောင်းလိုင်း
Founded 1996
Hubs Yangon International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Elite Club[citation needed]
Fleet size 3
Destinations 13
Company slogan You're safe with us[citation needed]
Headquarters Yangon, Myanmar
Key people Tin Soe (Managing Director)
Website www.yangonair.com

Yangon Airways Ltd. is an airline based in Yangon, Myanmar, offering scheduled and chartered domestic flights out of its bases at Yangon International Airport. It was suspended from December 2010 but has since restarted operations starting from 16 October 2011.

Yangon Airways was listed by the United States Department of TreasuryOffice of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on its Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN) list.[2] Under United States federal law, Americans are prohibited from doing business with individuals or entities listed as an SDN. Yangon Airways was designated by OFAC in 2008 after having been acquired by notorious drug traffickers of the United Wa State Army.[3]


Yangon Airways was established in October 1996 as a domestic airline in a joint venture between Myanma Airways, the state owned flag carrier in Myanmar, and Krong-Sombat Company of Thailand. The airline bases its headquarters and maintenance station in Yangon. In October 1997, the current owner of the airline acquired the share of the Thai company, and then acquired the share of the Myanma Airways again in 2005. Thereafter, the airline becomes a fully private own airline in Myanmar. The airline then evolved into a principal domestic service carrier, operating schedule and charter flight services from Yangon to 13 prime commercial and tourist destinations in Myanmar. During the past three years, Yangon Airways has progressively gaining the market share; it has about 37% in 2007 and increased to 41% in 2008. According to the market demand and popularity of the airline, it has a good potential growth in the future.

As one of the main domestic airlines of the Union of Myanmar, Yangon Airways operate regular flights to Nay Pyi Taw (Capital City of Myanmar), Bagan, Mandalay, Heho (Inle Lake), Kyaing Tong, Tachileik, Myitkyina, Thandwe (Ngapali Beach), Sittway, Dawei, Myeik, Kawthaung, Lashio and charter flights to Bhamo, Putao, Kalay and others from main hub at Yangon International airport. Yangon airways adopts a progressive approach for upgrading services and performances. Maintaining the fleet to the highest standards of professional readiness, safety and reliability are always the first priority of the airline. The airline believes that by taking the greatest sense of responsibility in serving the passengers will earn their trust and confidence. Yangon Airways’ mission is to continuously strive to improve and expand, to offer customers safety, reliability, and highest possible services at lowest possible cost, and also to generate necessary profit for the development of the airline. Yangon Airways believes that efficient communication is an essential component of the modern world environment. Better transportation will bring the smoother flow of traffic and will also contribute to the development of the country economic and social well being of the society. Yangon airways embraces the Myanmar philosophy that one’s kindness and affection will be reflected to oneself. Sincerity, politeness and honesty are unique attributes of the Myanmar people.


Inflight cabin view aboard a Yangon Airways flight

Yangon Airways operated scheduled flights to the following domestic destinations:


A Yangon Airways ATR 72OIYB parked at Yangon Airport (2009)
A Yangon Airways ATR 72OIYA

Yangon Airways operates a fleet of two ATR 72 turboprop airliners. For a short period in early 2001, a single ATR 42 was additionally operated. In middle of 2013, Yangon Airways bought ATR 72-500 and operates with totally three aircraft[4]

Yangon Airways
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Options Notes
ATR 72-212 2 0
ATR 72-212A 1 0
Total 3 0